"You actually have the potential to change the world ... In all seriousness, I know for a fact that you will be the most successful of all PV grads and I wish you good luck in achieving it."
Someone I was simply aquaintences with wrote that. We grew up together but we never hung out and really, we never have that many classes together. After I read it, I couldn't speak. Whether he actually meant it or not is debatable but don't rain on my parade, I couldn't care less right now. This really touched me and really, litterally knocked the breath out of me. I just sat there and read it over and over and tried to think what was happening. I can't believe that someone thinks so highly of me.
I cried today in english. We were watching The Lion King and it was the sad part where the Dad dies and Simba lays next to him. I couldnt help it. It was all the emotion of having it be the last day of school, of PV, of our childhood. I mean, sure Ill still be all crazy and childish but I mean, I'm a college student soon. for real. As I was watching the movie, I realized that it came out when we were 5 or so, when our travels in the public school had just begun. How its been years of school and you can't eat your pudding if you don't eat your meat and all this stuff that we've been complaining about for the past 12 years. I grew up around some people and then I met new people and grew up with them and then its done. We're not dying but it seems so final. Anyway, back to me crying. I couldnt hold back the tears and my eyes just filled up and I made a joke "I'm tearing up!" and people laughed so I didnt feel so silly but when my hands could no longer hide and slide away the tears, I made another joke without looking up "I'm just going to non-chalantly reach for my hankerchief!" and then more people caught on and I looked up, tears beginning to flow over my eyelids and just laughed. "AW/OH KATHERINE!".
As I left school I thanked Dr. Jorganow and Mr. Wallace and got on my bus. For the not SEN10RS out there: take it slow. take it easy. time moves fast enough. enjoy it.
and for the SEN10RS out there: no matter how many miles away you are, you are my best family so far.